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buy slp smooth bello or just get a piece of straight silicon for air lid?

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    buy slp smooth bello or just get a piece of straight silicon for air lid?

    i was shocked to see that a bello for air lid/ TB was that much $. has anybody just added a straight piece of silicon coupling 3"-4" instaed of that.

    i really dont see the difference!

    http://www.lmperformance.com/images/...-jpg/21042.jpg

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    Yeah, I have a baker hose which is just a straight piece of silicon hose. I see the SLP smooth bellows pretty cheap from time to time so if you find a used one cheap I would probably pick it up. I just looked up the Baker and it's $31 which is more than I remember paying for mine a few years ago. You can also get a fernco hose from Lowe's or Home Depot and it's about $5 although it worked I thought fitment sucked on it but like I say, it was a $5 hose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0rion View Post
    You can also get a fernco hose from Lowe's or Home Depot and it's about $5 although it worked I thought fitment sucked on it but like I say, it was a $5 hose.
    +1
    i had the Fernco too. it is a bitch to get it on and off since it doesnt have a rib to stretch, but nonetheless is a money saver if your on a limited budget. works just as well.

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    keep the stock peice on. no h.p gains changing that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    keep the stock peice on. no h.p gains changing that.

    +1. I have also heard of the smooth bellow cracking lids.

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    cracking b/c of it being too tight???? explain

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhraformula View Post
    keep the stock peice on. no h.p gains changing that.
    +2 on that.

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    +3 lingenfelter dosnt put the smooth bellows on ANY of there packages...they keep the stock piece......im SURE theve done testing on a 50 dollar piece thats supposed to give u gains.....so im going to say its safe to say that it dosnt..save your money and spend it elsewhere

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    Cracking depends on the lid brand, & the bellows brand.
    I had this package on my car over a year with NO problems.
    Bellows boot mod is more visual that anything. Not much in the proven HP gains.

    Shown below is the Donaldson Blackwing lid. Superb construction. The bellows I had was picked up from Home Depot & was 3-1/2"dia x 4"dia x 4-1/2" overall length.
    Last edited by PontiacFan; 08-12-2007 at 02:45 PM.

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    thats identical to the slp one, does it have to have that hump in the middle or can it be a straight piece. has anybody tried the blue BBK one that comes on there mustang kit, do they fit the LS1

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    and what section of home depot did that came from, did they cut it to spes for you??

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